The sun’s shining and the living is easy. You’re yearning to venture out into the great outdoors every waking hour, get closer to nature and experience a simpler way of life. Summer’s here and you’re in the mood to go camping.
I simply hate being indoors during a glorious summer day and I long for weekends sitting under a warm starry sky without the distraction of the everyday chaos which comes part of the parcel as a busy, self employed mum of three. But there’s just one thing stopping me, equipment. Camping equipment to be precise. It’s like having babies, there’s just so much ‘stuff’ you need and I just haven’t got the time to plan, research and shop for everything I’d need for a camping weekend away.
I’d love to admit to a free spirited, carefree parenting style where I whisk my family away at the drop of a hat but that simply isn’t the case. I’m a planner, I need to be sure that we’re comfortable, fed and safe , where would I start?
So, lets say for arguments sake, that I do want to go camping, what exactly would I need?
Well I could scour the internet for advice (like this camping guide) or put it out there in an sos on social media. Well I know I need a tent , and sleeping bags, an air bed would be nice, a camping stove wouldn’t go amiss so I can still get my early morning cuppa, and some chairs so I wasn’t left with a numb bum, no wants a numb bum on a relaxing break.
Now that sounds easy enough, not too much to splash out on, but wait, what will we eat? Ok, I’ll need a cool box, I guess, and some pots and pans. A picnic blanket for a little home comfort and warm clothes, just incase. You can never be too certain of our great British weather.
Now that I think of it, it doesn’t sound too complicated, let’s do it, come on boys, mummy’s feeling adventurous, we’re going on an adventure and campings on the agenda.
First stop, the front garden.
Baby steps, boys, baby steps.
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